Tag: Lumia 950 XL

Saturday - April 10th, 2021

Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 202 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 202 of Observed.Tech! I can confirm there are no Pokémon’s in this show! What is in this show is a summary of Dona Sarkar’s appearance on Windows Weekly from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto and she talked about some interesting tidbits for Windows Insiders. I also give you a run down of the major announcements that came out of the conference that cover areas like Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Windows 10 and Surface Hardware. Microsoft’s main message to partners was transformation of their businesses to help others make the move to a digital world. Next up is Windows 10 and the progress being made to deliver the Anniversary Update in just a little more than two weeks from now. Insiders have had three builds for PCs and Mobile devices in the last week and there are more to come. Alongside the latest testing builds we also gained access to a new extension from Amazon for Microsoft Edge plus a long awaited firmware update for Lumia 950/950 XL that adds back a very popular feature.. This past week was also Patch Tuesday so we talk about the latest Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Current Branch and some hardware driver updates. As always, you can expect plenty of other tidbits throughout the episode including Skype for Linux, photo back ups with different services, magnets and 2-in-1 devices, the new Outlook.com and some Xbox news including how to get the Kinect Adapter for your Xbox One S. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 190 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 190 of Observed Tech – our very special Leap Day Edition – which only happens once every four years! However in this episode there are plenty of headlines and news you should not leap over including the gains and losses in Universal Windows Platform apps, early testing of a new OneDrive app and the first Project Centennial app leak in the Windows Store. I then jump into some stats about Windows 10 and its penetration into IT environments, Windows 10 Mobile updates, Microsoft’s big purchase of Xamarin and a final news wrap up out of Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. From there I talk about the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book firmware fix that seems to be working finally to address sleep and power issues on these devices and then catch you up on the latest with Microsoft’s HoloLens device including its release and availability for developers and anyone with $3,000 burning a hole in their pocket. Of course, as always, there are lots of other tidbits sprinkled throughout this episode so please jump in and get caught up on the latest headlines. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 189 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 189 of Observed Tech. In this episode I start off with the latest on Windows 10 and the newest Redstone testing builds that have been released for desktop and mobile devices. I then cover some of the OneNote and Microsoft Band coverage you will find on the SuperSite for Windows including info about the second February Band v2 update. Then I jump squarely into all of the Day 0 announcements from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 that happened yesterday plus a couple of early announcements today. So far lots of new handsets, tablets and convertible tablets running Windows 10 including at least one device that was not previously leaked. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 187 #OTP

In this show I catch you up on a lot of Microsoft and Windows 10 related news from the last 10 days or so and among the stories there is news about new Universal Windows Platform Apps, new storage options for Office, the status of Windows 10 at six months and the future of the free Windows 10 upgrade. I talk about some issues with Microsoft Edge including InPrivate Mode and what it is retaining about your browsing history, a video demo of managing your Edge favorites and new productivity features Cortana gained for meetings and email based commitments. Surface devices are in the news with new firmware updates on Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book plus a power cord recall for Surface Pro devices. In Windows 10 news there were updates released for regular release channel users and Windows Insiders plus a configuration update for Windows 10 Mobile testers. I wrap up the show talking about the future of Windows Phone after Microsoft’s earnings results last week shows that sales have been hit hard since they changed their phone strategy last Summer. Of course there are plenty of other items spread throughout the show so please enjoy everything and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 185 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 185 of Observed Tech – the first show of 2016! We kick off the new year talking about a great interview with Satya Nadella on Buzzfeed and how it really provides concrete insight to his approach and how he is not focused on market share for the companies products and services – especially Windows 10 Mobile. I then update on a few more additions to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Parade as some new universal apps are added to the Windows Store along with reports of others joining the UWP family soon. I also spend a little time talk about the app-ocalypse, a word I can not say very well, and whether we could actually use all these services in our mobile browser instead of through apps. It looks like T-Mobile may be releasing a Windows 10 Mobile device and that firmware update for the Lumia 950 and 950 XL apparently improves battery life amongst other things although I am still waiting to receive the update myself to test it out for my AT&T based 950. Security, both keeping you informed about attempts to access your account and the ease with which some companies can allow someone access to your account with public info, was in the spotlight this past week and so I spend some time talking about that and Two Factor Authentication. Some other areas that I talk about include the most vulnerable software in 2015, Windows 10 install momentum and what I want to see change with Microsoft services and Windows 10 during 2016. Of course there are plenty of other items spread throughout the show so please enjoy everything and thanks for listening.

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